Roswell Taxi, Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer
Taxi and ridesharing companies promise users a quick and cheap way to get around Roswell. Many residents use companies like Uber and Lyft as alternatives to public transportation if they do not have their own vehicles.
While many people benefit from the services offered by Uber, Lyft, and taxi companies, there are some serious drawbacks to these services. Ridesharing drivers need minimal amounts of experience to offer rides to other people. This lack of experience can lead to serious accidents, often causing passenger injuries.
You might be able to get compensation if you were injured in an accident with a taxi or ridesharing driver. The professionals at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC, can go over your case today. Let our Roswell taxi, Uber, and Lyft accident lawyers go to work for you immediately.
Risks Associated with Ridesharing and Taxi Rides
Taxi companies have been working throughout the Roswell area for many years. Companies like Uber and Lyft are more recent arrivals. We are only starting to see reports about the dangers of ridesharing companies as more information is gathered.
Some researchers are currently estimating that motor vehicle fatalities have risen by 2-3% as ridesharing usage increased. This increase came after traffic fatalities had reached an incredible low.
Ridesharing drivers may cause accidents if they are distracted by their passengers. Accidents can also be caused if drivers are asked to travel in unfamiliar areas. Some drivers speed and break other driving laws in order to make more money.
Any of these actions can lead to a serious accident that could injure:
- Other Drivers
- Taxi or Ridesharing Passengers
Understanding Taxi, Uber, and Lyft Insurance Policies
In many ways, taxi, Uber, and Lyft accidents are no different than other motor vehicle collisions. All wrecks can cause massive damage and serious injuries. However, accidents involving taxis and ridesharing drivers often become incredibly complicated.
Taxi companies are required to carry insurance policies on their drivers. These policies match the coverage levels required for private drivers in Roswell. You may be able to secure compensation from the taxi company after an accident.
Ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft have different policies. Initially, ridesharing companies treated drivers as contract employees and argued that the companies were not responsible for their actions. Georgia addressed this legally and now requires the companies to provide insurance coverage for all drivers.
However, this insurance coverage does not always apply. Company policies from Uber and Lyft only apply if a driver is currently working. Uber and Lyft drivers should carry private insurance for any accidents that occur when they are off the clock.
Compensation for Injuries Sustained in a Taxi, Uber, or Lyft Accident
Taxi, Uber, and Lyft accidents can lead to many severe injuries, including:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
- Broken Bones
- Damage to Internal Organs
Especially serious accidents can even cost passengers their lives. You can get advice about how to handle the loss of a loved one from our Roswell wrongful death lawyers.
The team at PMHP Law believes that no car accident case is too big or too small to handle. We can take immediate steps to ensure you receive complete compensation for your:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
Our lawyers understand what it takes to resolve Uber, Lyft, and taxi accident claims. We have years of experience successfully handling cases involving car accidents for our clients.
Get Immediate Help after a Taxi or Ridesharing Accident
It is essential that you focus on getting legal help on your side immediately after a taxi, Uber, or Lyft accident. You will only have two years to file a claim after an accident. If you wait too long, you will lose your chance to get any compensation for your injuries.
It also takes time to build a successful Uber, Lyft, or taxi accident claim. Your lawyer will need to investigate the facts surrounding your accident and speak to any witnesses. You will have the highest chances of getting maximum compensation if you call a professional legal team right away.
We Put You First after a Taxi, Uber, or Lyft Accident
You deserve help from a dedicated law firm after any serious accident. You can rely on the professionals at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC, to take your case seriously. Our Roswell taxi, Uber, and Lyft lawyers are ready to provide you with the advice you need immediately. Call (855) 329-7144 or fill out our online contact form so we can start going over your unique needs.
You can reach out to us for a FREE consultation right now.